Premier League: Tottenham v Everton Preview

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Tottenham v Everton

Saturday, Jan 13 – 17:30pm

Tottenham beat AFC Wimbledon 3-0 in their FA Cup clash last weekend, with Harry Kane scoring a brace for the home side. Spurs enjoyed string to positive results in December, but disappointing draws with Watford and West Ham has left Mauricio Pochettino’s side with plenty of work to do, if they want to push into the Top 4 in the second-half of the season. Spurs currently sit 5th in the Premier League table, three points behind 4th placed Liverpool.

Following a period of solid results in December, Everton have now lost three consecutive games, including a 2-1 loss to rivals Liverpool last weekend in the FA Cup. Earlier this week, Toffees boss Sam Allardyce confirmed that the club are currently in talks with Arsenal, over the potential transfer of winger Theo Walcott, which could be the attacking threat that the Toffees have been looking for. Everton are now 9th in the Premier League table, taking 27 points from their 22 matches this season.

Let’s take a look at the stats:

  • Tottenham have not lost any of their last 10 matches against Everton in the Premier League (W5 D5) – their longest undefeated run against the Toffees since 2003.
  • The last time Everton won away at Tottenham in the Premier League was back in November 2008 – they have since lost five and drawn three.
  • Each of Everton’s last three trips to Wembley Stadium have ended in 1-2 defeats – losing to Chelsea in 2009, Liverpool in 2012, and Man United in 2016.
  • The Toffees have only managed to win one of their last 43 away games against the ‘Big Six’ in the Premier League (L27 D15).
  • Everton has lost each of their last two matches under Sam Allardyce in the Premier League – prior to this they were undefeated in six matches (W3 D3).
  • The Toffees have claimed just eight points away from home this season, accounting for 29.6% of their overall points-tally.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 10 matches at Wembley Stadium in the Premier League (W6 D4).
  • Harry Kane has netted twice in each of his last two matches against Everton in the Premier League – only six players have ever scored two goals in three consecutive appearances against a single opponent in the competition’s history.
  • Should Kane find the back of the net today, he will equal Teddy Sheringham’s record (97) as Spurs’ highest goalscorer in the Premier League.

Since Sam Allardyce took over, Everton have preferred to sit back and counter attack against the bigger clubs, and whilst this has worked for them against Chelsea and Liverpool, Spurs are such a high energy side, that the Toffees could struggle to contain them. Tottenham have been a bit hit and miss recently, but they always seem to be able to find another gear at home. Spurs to win comfortably.

Photos: Getty

Stats: Opta